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Communications for Oil & Gas

Connecting telecommunications safely, economically and without risk.

Hitachi Energy is at the forefront of telecommunication technology for the Oil & Gas industry. We keep updated on industry trends and long-term strategies and stay abreast of the latest advancements in telecom technology to ensure futureproof solutions that are engineered for the full lifecycle of the facility

As we look towards the future, we see a continued convergence of technologies and applications where the network is everything. Voice, data and video may need be carried over the same network, with higher speed and bandwidth. To assure reliability and serviceability, standard, off the shelf products and systems will be increasingly utilized to build customized total solutions.

Telecommunications play an increasingly important role in the industry’s efforts to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. As more remote and less accessible reservoirs are developed, high-speed, reliable telecommunications - both fiber and radio - will allow for increased off-site monitoring and control. Land-based operations of offshore facilities are one example of how advanced telecommunication creates opportunities for more efficient and cost-effective operations.

To rationalize operations and control costs, tomorrow’s Oil & Gas industry will take advantage of common user interfaces for all applications and systems, common network infrastructures, common technologies (Legacy SDH/PDH, Ethernet, IP, MPLS-TP, etc.) and common maintenance systems.

As a global leader in telecommunications for the Oil & Gas industry, Hitachi Energy will continue to ensure that communication technology keeps pace with the changing needs of the industry and implement innovative solutions for increased efficiency in the future.


Extreme outdoor conditions are typical in many of these fields such as intense cold, ice and snow, searing heat, heavy dust, high humidity, strong wind, torrential rain, and salt fog.

Oil and gas field communications require reliable and resilient, high capacity wireless networks that operate over large areas under extreme environmental conditions. Ideally, wireless oil and gas communication networks deliver broadband speeds and form a scalable foundation to securely support multiple applications that increase operational efficiency and safety on one cost-effective physical infrastructure. A single network should simultaneously support a range of fixed and mobile oil and gas exploration and production applications such as:

SCADA – production and injection well monitoring, measurement, logging, and control; source and disposal water well monitoring; storage tank monitoring and control; emergency equipment shutdown and recovery

Real-time video feeds and surveillance – provides operations with remote situational awareness and information that can facilitate decisions, improve safety, and deliver early visibility into critical situations unfolding

Security and surveillance systems – enhance facility security with electronic access control at entry points or secure locations in the facility; video security at gates or around the site perimeter

Drill rig communications and diagnostics – monitor drill bit depth and tilt, mud weight, temperatures and pressures; remotely run diagnostics and analyze results

Asset tracking – track and update the location of fixed and mobile assets in the field improves operations and contributes to safety and security

Field workforce connectivity – keep work crews in the field connected with access to SCADA data, instant messaging and email at remote sites even if they lack cell service

Voice – IP phones for mobile workers even in remote areas improves operational efficiency and worker safety

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